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Adam McKay wants you to get angry about the 2008 economic crash again

Adam McKay took on quite a task with "The Big Short" — translating Michael Lewis' chronicle of the finance world outsiders who discovered the coming housing crash that led to the economic disaster of 2008 and making it an entertaining film for folks who don't necessarily know what a LIBOR is. But...

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 2:09am

Golden Globes: Apparently 'Outlander' is better than 'Mad Men'

Surprise, Awards Season is upon us, with this morning's announcement of the Golden Globe nominations kicking things off in earnest. There are some delightful surprises — like nominations for "Mad Max: Fury Road" and its visionary director, George Miller — as well as some less-than-delightful...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 9:01pm

VIDEO: Ant-Man gets a normal-sized Honest Trailer

Just because Marvel's latest, "Ant-Man," getting the Honest Trailers treatment was inevitable doesn't make it any less terrific. And as much as I genuinely enjoyed the film, this video does point out some awkward truths — like Marvel doubling down on their habit of making comic actors get...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 3:35am

Halle Berry is dating again

So how is Halle Berry doing since her split from husband Olivier Martinez? Funny you should ask. Less than two months after filing for divorce, Berry "is in a very peaceful and happy place at this time" and is dating "here and there," according to E! News.RELATED: Halle Berry is getting a divorce"...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:45pm

Kent Jones takes us all to film school with 'Hitchcock/Truffaut'

Kent Jones' new documentary "Hitchcock/Truffaut" offers both a look inside the most notable meetings of the minds in filmmaking history — in which Francois Truffaut interviewed Alfred Hitchcock at length about his entire filmography — as well as an examination of how the resulting book, published...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 6:36am

Christian Bale thought his co-star was a real stripper

Christian Bale's a busy guy, and he can't be expected to keep up with the careers of every woman in Hollywood, sure. But it's not like Australian actress Teresa Palmer is some unknown newcomer. Still, Bale wasn't familiar with her work when they teamed up for "Knight of Cups," his new Terrence...

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 2:27am

Adam Scott thinks Krampus would 'scare the s— out of' his kids

Adam Scott loves a good, off-beat take on a Christmas movie, which was a big part of why he was keen to star in "Krampus," the family horror film about Santa's demonic counterpart who terrorizes the naughty. "'A Christmas Story'" is one of my favorites, as is 'Bad Santa' and 'Elf' and 'Gremlins,'"...

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 12:43am

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is itching for his 'Walking Dead' Negan debut

The folks at "The Walking Dead" ended this season by teasing the arrival of uber-villain Negan, a terrifying presence in the comic books who will be brought to life by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. And to hear the actor tell it, he cannot wait. "I'm prepping for some hate mail," he said at a "Supernatural"...

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 1:08am

George Lucas defends the whole Greedo shooting first thing

See, I thought one of the benefits of the whole Disney buying Lucasfilm and George Lucas stepping away from the Star Wars franchise was that the big guy himself was going to stop piping up about stuff that riles up the fans. But here he is to remind us all over again about one of the biggest bones...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 10:38pm

Katie Holmes tries, fails to appear just like us in new interview

Katie Holmes does a terrible job of trying to come off as a relatable New Yorker in her new Ocean Drive magazine profile, and it's kind of amazing. "I'm a normal person and I do walk around," she insists. "If you're having a bad day, you just take a walk, and it's not only that you see people who...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 2:10am

Kit Harington doesn't want to be James Bond, so stop asking

Kit Harington takes a break from playing the maybe alive, maybe dead Jon Snow on "Game of Thrones" to suit up as a hard-charging, gun-toting British spy. But no, not that British spy. Harington stars in the film extension of the British TV drama "MI:5," and to hear him tell it it's a far cry from...

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 4:30am

Adam Pally is staying up all night

Never let anyone say Adam Pally won't take one for the team. The "Happy Endings" and "Mindy Project" star is so eager to promote his new dark comedy, "Night Owls," that he starts our interview with a very forward overture. "I will kiss you. If you want that for a story, I will kiss you. Tell...

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 4:30am

Scott Bakula works the TV road show

Scott Bakula is no stranger to TV, but a prime spot in CBS's "NCIS" empire is still a fairly new experience. Bakula leads "NCIS: New Orleans" as Senior Special Agent Dwayne "King" Pride. But a job like that comes with its own unique challenges.What do you think has changed for TV over the years?...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 4:30pm

Todd Haynes heads back to the 20th century with 'Carol'

Filmmaker Todd Haynes has a knack for exploring romance society frowns upon in films like "Far From Heaven" and "Velvet Goldmine." His latest, the sumptuous "Carol," chronicles the doomed love affair between a well-heeled housewife (Cate Blanchett) and a shop girl and aspiring photographer (Rooney...

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 9:45pm

New initiative hopes to diversify ranks of NYC media industry

A few months ago, news media members and onlookers took to Twitter for a prolonged conversation using the hashtag #MediaDiversity.Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences called on company heads to do more than just talk about fair and equal representation in the film industry....

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 3:30pm

Jennifer Lawrence explains why she falls down all the time

It's no secret now that Jennifer Lawrence has trouble staying on her feet. That trip up the Oscars steps wasn't a fluke, after all. And honestly she's getting a little tired of talking about, but she's willing to broach the topic one more time with Jimmy Fallon to clear something up.RELATED:...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 9:31pm

Chiwetel Ejiofor does the time warp again in 'Secret in Their Eyes'

For "Secret in Their Eyes," Chiwetel Ejiofor teams up with Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts — and takes on a unique acting challenge: playing the same character during two distinct periods of his life 13 years apart. And while a little gray in the temples helps, Ejiofor found some unique ways to...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 6:30pm

David Beckham is the Sexiest Man Alive, so stop trying, guys

If you were doubting the exact sexiness level of David Beckham, doubt no more, for it has officially been quantified. Beckham has been dubbed the Sexiest Man Alive for 2015 by People magazine. The news was announced on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," with Beckham appearing via Skype to accept the honor. "I...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:23pm

John Goodman is terrified of the Twitter mob mentality

John Goodman teams up with Bryan Cranston and director Jay Roach for "Trumbo," starring as Frank King, the inelegant b-movie mogul who kept Dalton Trumbo (Cranston) working after he was blacklisted from Hollywood in the 1950s. And Goodman doesn't think we've come that far since then.How familiar...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 8:21pm

Gwyneth Paltrow feuding with Chris Martin over motorcycle for Moses

Just because you consciously uncouple from someone doesn't mean you're done having arguments with them — especially when there are children involved. At least, that's the lesson Gwyneth Paltrow is learning in her latest co-parenting battle with ex-husband Chris Martin, who is totally OK with 9-year...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 12:14am